Easy Texas Caviar Recipe Is the Best "Cowboy Caviar" Bean Salsa Recipe by Tiffany Zook

Easy Texas Caviar Recipe Is the Best "Cowboy Caviar" Bean Salsa Recipe

Texas Caviar is a delicious bean salsa that's typically accompanied by tortilla chips. Texas caviar was created in Texas around 1940 by Helen Corbitt, who went on to become director of food service at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas. 

Corbitt first served the dish on New Year's Eve in Houston, then later in Austin, where it was given the name Texas Caviar (though it's also known as Cowboy Caviar). This recipe even includes black-eyed peas for good luck in the New Year!

Whether you serve this delicious salsa recipe as an appetizer for a weekend get-together or just as a weekday snack, this healthy bean dip recipe needs to be in your recipe rotation. It's so easy – just toss everything into one bowl. 

Serve this nutritious salsa recipe with tortilla chips or potato chips – and throw in some chopped avocado to add a fresh and creamy punch. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can white corn, rinsed and drained 
  • 1 jar chopped pimentos, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 chopped jalapeño
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the black beans, pinto beans, black-eyed peas and corn into a large mixing bowl. Toss together. 
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.  
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and chill until ready to serve.

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Donna John
Love Texas Caviar! Use the leftovers on grilled chicken breasts. So good. I needed another vegan recipe for Christmas Eve, so will be making this. Thanks for sharing, Tiffany Zook !
Tiffany Zook
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead , I think you gave me this recipe years ago!
Elisa Schmitz
This looks delish, Tiffany Zook ! Thank you for sharing the yum!

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